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Jan 4, 2008 10:19 AM

Great Lunch at Denver's Domo

For reasons that I can't explain now that I've been there, I had never before eaten at Domo. Odd location (just south of Colfax, next to light rail, across from a low-cost housing project). Odd building (looks like a factory or warehouse, but in fact, also houses a museum of Japanese artifacts and an akido academy). Unusual menu (no sushi bar, no salt pepper, extra soy sauce or wasabi allowed). Fantastic interior (styled like a real country inn in northern Japan). Exquisite food -- and a bargain at lunch, w/ most dishes under $10. Recommended. Recommended. Recommended.

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  1. So what did you order? I need to go back. I've always been curious about the wanko sushi.

    1. Domo has been on my list to try for a while, but your post has inspired me to take the plunge. I'll try to make a trip this weekend.

      1. I posted a lengthy report and 4 images on my blog. To access it, you have to click on my name, and on my profile listing, click on the blog URL. I hope some Chowhounds will do that, but to answer your question, I had Tonyu Nabe, which I described as a silky, superlative soy milk-based bowl from Domo's "light" menu that the owner/chef created in 2006. Shiitake mushrooms, chubby chunks of soft tofu, "sea vegetables," scallion and a tangle of translucent konnyaku noodles rested in hot white soy milk soup. It was delicious, warming, filling and undoubtedly incredibly wholesome.

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        1. re: ClaireWalter

          The review on your blog reminds me my SO loves that place too—I've got to get there! Thanks for pointing us to it.

        2. I ALWAYS have a mindblowing meal there. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu... In the summer it is amazing to sit outside in the garden, they give you traditional sunhats or fans to keep cool when it is hot... the service is always pretty awful, but the servers are actually participating in the classes at the cultural center connected to the restaurant. Domo is always a do not miss and one of my favorite meals in denver.

          1. Wow, when did they start doing lunch? I've been there for dinner several times, and it's a real gem. Good, clean, wonderfully prepared foods. I'm so excited. Must try it next time